Saturday, February 22, 2020

New Release! Night Night, Bunny

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How do you share the gigantic message of Easter with your preschooler, your toddler, your baby? 

Well first, I think, you engage them. You give them gorgeous colors and adorable animals and sparkly covers (not pictured, but this cover is definitely covered in eye-catching sparkles :).

Next you show them God's gorgeous creation: rainbows and bunnies and frogs and sunrises. 

Then you show that creation bursting forth with the miracle and beauty of new life: baby chicks and butterflies and blooming flowers.

Then you tell them about Jesus and his unbelievable sacrifice because of his never-ending love for us, for them--your preschooler, your toddler, your baby.

You start as early as possible, planting beautiful seeds of God's amazing love for us. And then, sweet parents, we watch God water and warm those seeds until they grow into strong, lasting pillars of faith--that they then will pass on to their preschoolers, their toddlers, their babies.

Mamas, daddies, nanas, aunties, teachersall of you! These are not just board books. These are not just adorable bunnies in pajamas. These are carriers of God's love and hope and never-ending grace that will stick with your little ones for years--for generations, we hope--to come.

So as you consider board books and basket fillers for your little bunnies this year, I sure hope you'll consider Night Night, Bunny. I wrote it just for them. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

God Is Love

Get a copy of God Is Love here. 

Ah, February. This is the month when the world turns red, rose petals flutter from the sky, and I get another excuse to eat Ferrero Rocher in bulk. 

But Americans didn't invent this celebration of love, even as much as we commercialize it. The Romans didn't invent it, even with their good buddy Saint Valentine. Nope, the very first expression of love goes all the way back to when God swirled the galaxies together and set the stars in the skies to sparkle just for you and me. He breathed life into dust and created us, saying, "Yes, yes, this is good."

He loves us. You and me. God is love. 

We get a lot of mixed messages about what love looks like. But there is one love that is unchanging, unconditional, and completely un-quantifiable, and you can find that love in the One who created you, whether you love him--whether you even believe in him--or not.

He loves you.

To try to describe that boundless love in words that little ones--that everyone--can feel and understand, I wrote God Is Love. I described God's love within "the miracle of a kitten's first mew" and "the flight of the ladybug." But more than anything: 

God is the reason we celebrate
Love and all that it is.
We love because he first loved us;
He is ours, and we are his.

So, this February, whether you're celebrating Valentine's, Galentine's, or anything in between, please know that you are loved with a love that is infinitely deep and wide and true. Please know that God is love. And God loves you.